GEO 2242 – Extreme Weather

General Education Credit: Physical Sciences
College Credit: 3

About The Course

This course will address issues relating to extreme weather events and extreme climates here on planet earth.

Course Goals

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of the science of weather and climate and current scientific developments in such areas as extreme weather prediction, global climate change, and improved forecasting of events. In addition, the course will address the impact of extreme climate and weather events on society and the environment. The goal of this course is to bring weather and climate alive for you through required readings, assignments, video presentations, satellite technologies, online class activities, and computer simulations. Weekly readings will be enhanced through the use of such multimedia products and online class activities, reinforcing concepts related to extreme climate and severe weather events.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Elective
High School Credit: 0.5